MRC Vice President
As a new member and current vice president of the Metropolitan Reading Council I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a member of an organization. I was not sure what a reading council would have to offer me, a high school
English teacher. I have since realized that the Metropolitan Reading Council has plenty to provide, and that I have plenty to give my fellow council members. When you join the Metropolitan Reading Council you are gaining access to a vast networking system that can help you better navigate your school and classroom. You gain valuable curriculum and literacy strategies that can help you refine your teaching practices. Most importantly, you give back to the community. This past year we were able to donate books to a refugee family with four children. This coming year we are planning on working with Habitat for Humanity. When you join the Metropolitan Reading Council you are gaining the expertise and research backed knowledge of hundreds of fellow educators and are gaining a chance to give back to the community that you know and love. Please think about referring fellow educators to this great organization!
If you know someone that is interested in joining MRC, more information can be found at http://www.metroreadingcouncil.org/
Have you RENEWED yet? Don't forget to renew your Metropolitan Reading Council membership for 2017-2018. You should have received a renewal notice and membership card in the mail. You can also renew online at
The Metro Reading Council is going digital! You will receive The Reader and other publications via e-mail. When completing your renewal, please be sure your e-mail address is up to date! If you are not sure whether we have your correct address on file, feel free to contact Renee McArthur, MRC Information Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).